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UB Art Gallery to present work of MFA students


Published March 21, 2013

Mark J. Snyder, image 5159 from "The William Tell Series," 16 x 24 inches, inkjet print on archival paper

“Tell Me I’m Pretty,” an exhibition of work by nine first-year MFA students from the Department of Visual Studies, will open with a public reception from 5-7 p.m. March 28 in the Second Floor Gallery of the UB Art Gallery, Center for the Arts, North Campus.

The exhibition, which is free and open to the public, will be on view through April 27.

It presents an exciting array of subject matter and media that informs contemporary practice today. These artists engage in painting, sculpture, video, photography, performance and a host of new digital technologies to explore the richness of the imagination and the diverse possibilities of experience.

Some artists in the exhibition look inward to the mind, which harbors unspoken

fantasies and fears, while others make strange familiar phenomena—from Times Square to annual trout migrations to a prescription slip.

All these artists, however, convey their unique visions within a cultural environment defined by a vast array of forces, including the Internet, urbanity and the humanities’ relationship to nature.

The exhibition features the artwork of Augustina Droze, Candy Girling, Bobby Gryzynger, Heather Kurdyla, Liza LaBarge, Julie Rozman, Mark Synder, Joshua Unikel and Su Yang.

The UB Art Gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 1-5 p.m. on Saturday.